Today Hadeel Ibrahim delivered on the proposal to save the Africa Centre. As reported in today’s (12th August 2011) Guardian Online.
“Hadeel Ibrahim delivered today on the proposal to save the Africa Centre. Adjaye’s plans for a £6m redesign of the building and a promised £3.6m of the £12m they would want to raise. Ibrahim said the building’s proud past and future potential could not be underestimated. “As far as we can see it is the only post-independence, post-liberation African heritage building in the western world. I am astonished English Heritage and the National Trust have taken no interest in this building, which is pretty much all we, as an African community, have. It is a place imbued with this incredible history and it just feels important, even when it’s dusty and derelict.”
Read the full article and the first public revelation of the plans for the Africa Centre here. A full link is below.